Category Archives: Textiles

Say, have you read this?

In Samuel Pepys’ diary entry for the 21st of June, 1661, he mentions purchasing some ‘say’: “…having bought some green Say for curtains in my parler”. Say is one of several archaic names for baize, a fabric commonly employed for … Continue reading

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Rare Textiles from Hampton Court Palace at Auction

Rare and exquisite textiles spanning more than 350 years and kept formerly at Hampton Court Palace are to be sold by Ewbank’s, Surrey’s premier auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The collection of hundreds of examples of embroidery, lace and … Continue reading

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